Jane Hardstaff Somerset, United Kingdom
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Having enjoyed various crafts throughout my life, I found bookbinding 5 years ago, and was immediately hooked! Since then, I have taken many courses, enjoying learning traditional and new techniques on an inspirational journey. I now sell my handmade books through local craft shops, have undertaken commissions and have begun to deliver workshops to spread the joy of making handmade books.

I make a range of notebooks, journals and albums, and enjoy using a wide selection of beautiful papers and book cloth. I love to learn and experiment with different styles of bindings such as long stitch, coptic stitching and Japanese stab binding. I am always keen to recycle where I can - I use a lot of recycled paper and board in making my books and I design cards to use up recycled materials. I have undertaken various commissions for personalised photo albums and visitors' books.


Photo Albums, 2021


Coptic Stitch Junk Journals, 2020


Japanese Stab Bound Albums, 2020


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